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flamebirde

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  1. What happened to your "I'm not a..." titles, Shakee? Those were so good! An opening guess, in any case.
  2. That's a beautiful solution.
  3. hm, I thought that was more or less the proof I had used in my answer.
  4. I hate to bring this one back up again, but what's the rationale behind #3?
  5. Holy crap, this is a top tier riddle. I'm stealing this.
  6. Yup, you both got it! I'm gonna mark Thundercloud as best answer since he was first by a couple of hours, but Aiemdao's answer is just as good and the one I had in mind (although I'm fairly sure both methods are identical).
  7. I heard this puzzle the other day; sorry if it's been posted before. You are the chief sommelier for a massive kingdom. The king wants to throw a banquet tomorrow, and as a result he's asked you to bring out all one thousand bottles of wine you have in the cellar. So you walk into the cellar when suddenly one of your assistants comes running up to you: "Boss! Boss! This is terrible! Someone's gone and put poison in the wine!" After calming him down a bit, you manage to squeeze some useful information out of him: There is exactly one bottle of poisoned wine. The poison is completely undetectable and fatal in any quantity. The poison takes exactly one night to work, so that the next morning anyone who drank the poisoned wine will be found dead. You rush off and tell the king. Naturally, he's very displeased: "If you can't separate that poisoned bottle from the 999 good ones, your head's gonna be on the chopping block!" You lament, "But how can I find just the one bottle by tomorrow morning without any resources?" The king relents, and tells you that he has ten criminals who have been sentenced to death. You may use them as guinea pigs to test the bottles of wine. Each criminal can test an unlimited number of bottles. How can you find the one poisoned bottle in one thousand with just ten testers? Think quickly, or perhaps the wine won't be the only thing running red tomorrow...
  8. Incidentally, the title was a hint too: plain in color, and also plain -->plane, since a piece of paper is flat.
  9. My intention was like this: As pure in shade as mother's blessing true, (so same color as milk) And yet in form I'm still possessing, too; (so not liquid... The other way the line could be taken would be about origami, but that was just a secondary thought) Partner both in math and drinking (math for math papers, drinking as in paper cups) I was born of man's quick thinking (because truth be told paper kinda blows my mind still)
  10. Thalia: a solid guess, but no cigar. Hint #2:
  11. Nope. Look more at the first line: what's the "mother's blessing"? I think Molly understood that.
  12. As pure in shade as mother's blessing true, And yet in form I'm still possessing, too; Partner both in math and drinking I was born of man's quick thinking
  13. Something that should be odd, but in this case is even, which makes it a symbol of good luck. hmm...
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